Hi, we started a conversation about organizing some exquisite corpses at https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/forums/18 ; and now there's a separate thread to organize a kaiju corpse at https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/forums/62 , but nobody has actually tried to organize all the other people interested in corpses. So this is my attempt to do so, based on the responses in the original thread. If I've put you in the wrong group, or you want to join, or want to add another group, or you want to "stitch," etc etc., just let me know. I'll update this post as we make changes and as corpses progress. Thanks!
@ballyhoot Thanks for organizing this. Glad to play, a good burial is hard to find, and difficult to oversee for oneself :) , so happy to contribute there. Sorry I can't stitch (anything right now) but I'll play. Not quite sure what a Kaiju corpse is, the link you provided doesn't work for me, so let me know what you need exactly and I can start messing with my bit. I'm happy to be involved in more of them too (full production) as we move through Summer, but unfortunately only as a contributor for now.
@wolfkier the links in my original post should work now. The forum was including the punctuation in the hyperlink, which was throwing it off. I put a space after the end of the hyperlink, and it seems to work.
If anyone is willing/able to stitch up CORPSE BURIAL, please let me know and I'll swap people around as needed.
@w1n , i'll add you to the end of DEADITE if that's okay?
@wolfkier timescale a little off, lol. A kaiju is just like a regular corpse but there’s no pre-established list of 5-6 participants. It just keeps going and growing into a monster of a song until the end of the challenge. But otherwise it’s the same “make 1 minute song and send to stitcher and send final 10 seconds to next person in line” routine. Just….. more…. Lol
@wolfkier I guess if you get to a place where you are itching to make your one-minute song, you can go ahead and pull the trigger then send me the 1-minute piece and the 10-sec blurb to @sbs2018 . I can collect all the 1-minute segments from everybody in that corpse until somebody volunteers to stitch and then i'll send them the pieces -- And if nobody else volunteers, I'll go ahead and stitch it. :)
@ballyhoot Fine, just one thing is "burial" the theme? if not, I could write a random polka. Is there a theme?
One I've heard the answer I'll have a 10 second clip to @sbs2018 in a few days and the ball can get to rolling!
@wolfkier theres no theme as of yet. The names of each corpse is just an attempt to be funny, ie, corpse Autopsy instead of Corpse #1 or Corpse Alpha; Corpse Burial, instead of Corpse Beta, and so on. So write whatever you want…. 😀
@cairobraga Thanks! I've got you marked down as the stitcher for CORPSE BURIAL. I think @wolfkier is already planning to start off that corpse. Let me know if you want your position in the order moved.
@lowhum I already had you added to CORPSE AUTOPSY. Did you want to be added to another corpse as well? There are currently vacancies in CARRION (Prog) and ENTROPY (weirdo/experimental), and of course, we can always open up a new corpse if there's enough interest.
@fuzzy I've added a new corpse, CORPSE ENTROPY, for your weirdo/experimental corpse.
@ballyhoot & @cairobraga . Since there's now a stitcher I don't need to go first. I'll happily wait on direction and be ready to go in the order the stitcher wants.Let me know if I'm to work from your prompt @cairobraga , or whatever.
@ballyhoot So I'm done a bit, and it looks like I'm first in line in the BURIAL, but @cairobraga is stitcher so if he wants to go first, as he would traditionally, I thought, he can and I can run with whatever or whoevers 10 seconds, I really don't care. I could release this as a song post and do another of the prompt, no skin off my nose. If someone tells me what do next I'm ready to move....
@ballyhoot and @cairobraga , UPDATE: the piece I wrote in anticipation of this has now been developed and I'll be using it for something else. I waited 24 hours for some feedback about how to proceed. So We're back at square one. I'll let @cairobraga open Burial as is customary and wait for my 10 second prompt (from whoever) to proceeed with that one. I'm still keen to play, and if possible to join entropy (weird & experimental).
@wolfkier My apologies for the delay in responding, but sounds like it's out of my hand now... lol. If @cairobraga doesn't mind, I'll put them ahead of you. Also, I'll get you added to ENTROPY. It'll make the group slightly bigger than usual, but I think 6 is still okay. Heck, this is 50/90, so I guess it can go longer than a typical corpse. But @fuzzy, let me know if you want to set a cut-off.
Also, @fuzzy and @w1n , should I swap y'all around so that fuzzy is starting off the group since he's the stitcher? I don't know if it matters, but @wolfkier is right that *usually* the stitcher starts off.
@ballyhoot ( & @fuzzy) I can both go first (and stitch if so needed). fuzzy wrote he could stitch but then he didn’t want to start. I’m at a cabin right now so won’t be able to record my part until Saturday.
Hey, it's Weirdo/Experimental, so no cutoff is needed!
The more the merrier! 😀
Wah, I do not want to go first but I want to stitch.
How about I make extra work for you, @ballyhoot, and you can make me second....?
Does that work for everybody??
Just for the record, it'll be at least a few days until I can get anything started for Corpse Autopsy - if anyone's in a rush then feel to shuffle the list, otherwise I'll get to it next week sometime.
@downburst, I'll add you to CORPSE CARRION (prog). Would you be up for the last spot in CORPSE DEADITE (acoustic/lo-fi)?
As for CORPSE AUTOPSY, since @vomvorton will be delayed for several more days, is one of you itching to go? That's for @downburst , @nateger , @lowhum , and @kahlo2013 . If so, I can swap people around. Otherwise, we can just wait for him to return.
Another week has passed and I still haven't heard from @cairobraga about Burial corpse so I've taken some initiative and started on my minute. I hope no one's offended, but I think 2 weeks is ample time. I hope they're ok. I'll be sending my 10 seconds to @sbs2018 by tomorrow, and for the time being I'll be the stitcher. So please send your full version to me and your 10 second end bit to the next person in the line. For the time being, I'm happy to end it as well, or hand everything over to @cairobraga if and when they want. If someone wants to join group burial, there's ample time and room.... Just leave me a note I'll put you second to last. @ferry0123 ? @dzdandcunfsd ? @katestantonsings ? @nancycunning ?
Let's do this!
I am extraordinarily sorry about dropping the ball on my corpse. Life has been crazy and now I am away from my recording gear for 3 weeks. Sorry to everyone in my thread and I will get the ball running once home.
Corpse Burial -
@cairobraga or @ferry0123 - I have 10 seconds for you, please provide email address? Not sure which one is next...
@wolfkier - I have my burial parts ready for stitching, please provide email address?
@headfirstonly - thanks for checking in! I've had some family issues to attend to, so that's delayed me. I have a rough part recorded, and am planning to tighten that up by the end of the week so we can continue on.
@nancycunning@wolfkier , yep. Doesn’t seem to be enough new people to justify a new corpse, so feel free to jump on board BURIAL. As for Corpse DEADITE, I might go ahead and take the initiative to kick that one into life this weekend.
@headfirstonly - hello again! I injured my shoulder last night so I think I should step away from this one for a bit so you aren't waiting on me. I can forward the part I received on to @downburst so they can take it from here. However, I just need the email to forward it to. Thanks!
Hey, I'm done with my CARRION bit but I didn't realize I was the last guy! That's not good. If really nobody is following me I'll rework it a little to have a real ending, but it would be great if I had a successor.
@downburst If the powers that be allow it, I'll run with the ball.... maybe send me your snippet anyway and I'll fiddle with it a bit on spec, for fun, if it's not, I won't mind. Whoever makes this decision @headfirstonly@ballyhoot tag me with an green light. But completely ok if not.
snippet recieved. Thanks @downburst .
@headfirstonly you'll have my bit within 48hrs. I'll need to do a little wiki for "prog" first though... LOL... Someone let me know if I need to send the final snip of mine to someone else or not?
EDITED: I recieved @ferry0123 's bit of Entropy as promised. I've done mine and sent it on to @fuzzy (let me know you got it) . Hopefullly I'll be sending my last 10 seconds to @dzdandcunfsd :( Come back, Deez, we all miss you.
CORPSE CARRION is complete. This one hangs together rather splendidly, I reckon. And my stitching skills now include changing tempo and time signatures in Ableton so I could line everything up to a click track! Unnecessary, really, but fun to figure out.
@brisk , since @dzdandcunfsd's status is still unknown, why don't you send your 10 seconds to the next in line, @downburst . I've already switched them in the order in the original post. I assume @metalfoot will still be the stitcher. It wouldn't hurt to have one or two additional corpse parts if anyone wants to join in. Talking about CORPSE DEADITE, which is acoustic/lo-fi.
Oh no! I just realised that I have messed up, in quite spectacular fashion! It says "acoustic/lo fi"! I was just thinking about "lo fi" and went in a totally band/electric direction, what an idiot. Is my bit even usable? If not, just cut me from this corpse and we will never speak of this again, no worries. Or maybe we can just have a random bit that isn't part of the theme? Either way is cool by me. So sorry to be awkward.
[edit: and this is getting really embarrassing - it isn't even vaguely lo fi - my personal definition of lo fi seems to be way wrong! It looks like I might have a bit more time today so I'm going back to the drawing board I think, and will send @downburst something more appropriate later!]
[second edit: Right, disaster averted. Just to update you: I've redone it all now to actually fit the brief. I've sent the final ten seconds to @downburst, and I've sent the whole bit to @metalfoot for stitching. Hopefully that makes more sense. Madness!]
I got @brisk's revised thingie. All is well. Personally, I don't think it matters that much, it's a pretty forgiving challenge. I'll try to have something tomorrow. (@brisk, yes, send your whole thing to @metalfoot.)
(Let me ride my hobbyhorse a little bit, though. Without lyrics, it's hard to establish any conceptual continuity in a corpse. I've gotten almost no pieces with discernible lyrics this time, which is understandable but makes it less interesting to me. I don't know what the fix is, but it's something to consider. Someday I'll organize an a capella corpse.)
@brisk sent me two pieces, his initial foray and his corrected one. But I like 'em both! So I may "sample" the initial one in my piece if that's OK. I hate to have it just be lost. That may mean my bit will end up in the netherworld between "lo-fi" and "weird."
@brisk, it’s all good and it doesn’t sound like it’s a bother to anyone.
@downburst, I get what you mean. Just having a tail end of the music without lyrics means you’re just starting from scratch rather than trying to continue a general lyrical/thematic idea, but I don’t think there’s any way to fix it. It’s just something that happens sometimes. I suppose you could establish a guideline at the beginning, but not everybody even bothers having lyrics. Many corpse segments are music only. So again, I’m not sure there’s much you can do about it. Though an a capella corpse would be interesting to hear but not one I would try to participate in. I just wouldn’t have the chops for it.
@downburst, looking forward to hearing what you come up with!!!
OK, I have finished my DEADITE bit. When I bounced it it was 3:20 (!), so I hurriedly went back and cut it in half, losing the part where I ran @brisk's bit through a vocoder. That was a real kill-your-darlings moment. @gardeningangel1, look for an email.
@lowhum thank you, we'll have @nancycunning on standby to take up your baton! :)
Still no word from @cairobraga ? If i don't hear from them by the time @nancycunning delivers her bit (which will be more than 48 hours ) I'll go ahead and stitch Burial.